Universal Access To All Knowledge
Home Donate | Store | Blog | FAQ | Jobs | Volunteer Positions | Contact | Bios | Forums | Projects | Terms, Privacy, & Copyright
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Dec 9, 2011 10:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is IA owned by PBS?

A lot of non-profit orgs run year-end fund drives. I don't have any problem with it. It's not like they're running ads before tracks on the play lists.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: jerlouvis Date: Dec 9, 2011 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is IA owned by PBS?

You have got to be kidding Micah,while you might not approve the method of fundraising chosen,for you to have the audacity that you have even the slightest idea of the complexities and costs of keeping this immense archive up and running is laughable.Telling these talented and intelligent people to prioritize is just fuckin' insulting,if I worked there and some blowhard at home on his computer started questioning cutting my benefits or if I might need to be trimmed (gasp) I would be beside myself.If that banner asking for donations is so disturbing, go to one of the many other free archives housing all the things this one does that don't have a banner,until then shut the fuck up.In the interest of full exposure I hate the banner also,but I am surely not going to bitch to the good people who provide me such a wonderful resource,and I am certainly not going to give them unsolicited,unnecessary and ignorant advice on how they should go about operating an archive this size since I know absolutely nothing about it,not unlike you who also knows nothing about it.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Dec 9, 2011 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is IA owned by PBS?

Just giving my opinion j, just as you did. I do know a thing or two about sales and marketing. One is that if you don't have enough bread in the breadbox, then you have to start making choices. We all do.
This choice, probably pretty far down on the, 'how do we generate more revenue meeting', I see as I've stated. Anyways, cold calling is rough trade. Maybe not 1 in 10,000, but it's not a pretty number.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: jerlouvis Date: Dec 9, 2011 1:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is IA owned by PBS?

I apologize for the harshness of my response,but your post just irked me,I don't see how anyone not intimately familiar with the particulars of this very complex situation would feel free to toss what could be nothing more than conjecture into the mix.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: ahso Date: Dec 9, 2011 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is IA owned by PBS?

> I do know a thing or two about sales and marketing.
> like a Big Sister reminding you incessantly?

> could you possibly be anymore full of yourself?


regale us again the tale about your big corporate world experience working for a wine distributor ten dollars an hour.

splue says

> micah ur a dumbazz/ thats 4 u
> now fuck off permanently

http://www.archive.org/post/383651/for-splue